I made national news in 1989 when I was sentenced to 18 months in prison for mail fraud and tax evasion. My real estate firms owned posh hotels and prime real estate in New York City (including the lease on the Empire State Building), and for many years I made the annual Forbes list of the richest Americans. But my imperious manner, and rumours of mistreatment of employees, earned me the tabloid title of "the Queen of Mean. My apparent lack of contrition was summed up in a quote attributed to me by a former housekeeper: "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes. In 2002 I was successfully sued by Charles Bell, a former employee who claimed he was fired by her because he was homosexual. WHO AM I?
Last monthÂ’s winner: Sharron Smith from San Roque
The most complete answer: Sidney Poitier